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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Each volume has separate t.p. and pagination
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Topics: Emblems, Christian art and symbolism
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Dec 11, 2014 Phillips, Henry, 1775-1838
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Added engraved t.p
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Jun 17, 2013 LA FEUILLE, DANIEL DE, 1640-1709
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Oct 3, 2011 Murer, Christoph, 1558-1614; Rordorff, Johann Heinrich
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The etched emblems appear within elaborate borders of strapwork, architectural elements, figures, masks, swags, fruit, etc. They include Latin mottos. Dolce’s explanatory verses appear on the leaf following each emblem. These are printed letterpress, within one of two woodcut borders, and are numbered 1-52 at the upper right (mistakes, omissions). Plates [38] and [45] each contain two emblems.
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Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Oct 2, 2011 Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518-1589, printer
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Printer's device on t.p
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Topic: Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
Feb 12, 2011 Becan, Jan, 1518-1572; Torrentius, Laevinus, 1525-1595; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Each part has special t.p. and separate paging and collation; printer's device on title pages; engraved portrait; ornamental initials
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Topics: Emblems, Hieroglyphics
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Mabre Cramoisy, veuve, publisher
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Auec priuilege de sa Majesté -- title page
Topics: Art, French, Art, Modern, Emblems, Emblem books, French
Tunes included for deelen 1 and 2; deel 3, without tunes, has subtitle: Ghewillighe patientie, ofte: Lijdens remedie
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Education of princes, Symbolism in art
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Le Moyne, Pierre, 1602-1671; Cramoisy, Sébastien, 1585-1669, printer.; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer.
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"122 copperplates of devices and 36 other devices without figure." -M. Praz, Studies in seventeenth-century imagery, 1947, v. 2, p. 97
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, French...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Valeriano, Pierio, 1477-1560; Isingrin, M. (Michael), 1500-1557. printer; Horapollo. Hieroglyphica
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Originally planned as an interpretation of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica
Topics: Hieroglyphics, Emblems, Animals, Symbolism, Conduct of life, Symbolism in medicine
Engraved t.-p
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Medals
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders. Marginal notes
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Del Bene, Bartolommeo, b. 1514; Marcile, Théodore, 1548-1617; Leu, Thomas de, fl. 1576-1614
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Engraved title-page signed by Thomas de Leu; 33 emblematical copperplates; head and tail pieces; initials
Topics: Aristotle, Utopias in literature, Emblems
Includes 50 emblems with explanatory captions on rectos and facing biblical stories on versos of the preceeding page
Topics: Bible, Devotional exercises, Emblem books
Signatures: a chi1 b-e A-Z 2A-2D 2E
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman, Emblems, Emblem books, German
8 engraved emblems (49 x 49 mm.)
Topics: Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1685-1740, Emblem books, Ceremonial entries
Added engraved t.p. and 39 engraved illustrations in the text, all by the author, Jan Luiken
Topics: Jesus Christ, Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Colophon: "Parisiis. Excudebat Guil. Morel. Calend. Febr. An. 1550"
Topics: Greek language, Greek type
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte, 1648-1717; Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629. Pia desideria; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amorum emblemata, figuris Aeneis incisa; Bader, Emerich Felix, printer
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Title in red and black
Topics: Christian life, Mysticism, Emblem Books, German, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Letterpress pages incl. dedication by P. Iselburg, the engraver, and German versions ("Kurtze erklärung") of the Latin poems in the emblem plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638; Chiswell, Richard, publisher; Winterton, Ralph, 1600-1636, tr; Parker, Richard, fl. 1692-1725, bookseller
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Additional engraved title-page: "The considerations of Drexelius upon eternitie ..." with imprint: "Printed and sold by Ric. Chiswell at [the] rose & Crowne in St Pauls Church yard, 1689."
Topics: Eternity, Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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"Cet ouvrage ... n'a esté entrepris que par rapport à un panégyrique du Roy sur la destruction de l'hérésie, qui fut pronouncé le 17. de decembre par le p. Quartier jesuite au College de Louis le Grand. Les devices & les inscriptions qui font la principale partie de ce petit livre, furent ... placées dans la salle où se prononça la harangue ..."--Avertissement
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Edict of Nantes, Emblem books, French, Emblems
Signatures: * A-S T1
Topics: David, King of Israel, David, King of Israel, Bible, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Approbations dated May, 1713; Rombauts suggests date as ca. 1720--cf. McGeary & Nash
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Mariotti, Carlo Spiridione, 1726-1790, ill; Grandi, Carlo, b.1729, engr; Orlandi, Cesare; Perini, Giuseppe Sforza, 1748-1795; Faccenda, Francesco, 1750-1820, engr
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Portraits of Ripa and Orlandi engraved by Perini; many copperplates by F. Faccenda after Mariotti and Cesare Orlandi, by Carlo Grandi after Mariotti, and by others
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575; Domenichi, Lodovico, 1515-1564; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518?-1589, printer
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Includes index
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism
"Stammen-Buchs Gedancken-Muster" has separate half-title and pagination
Topics: Conduct of life, Emblems, Emblem books, German, Emblem books, French, Emblem books, Italian, Emblem...
Printer from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Vol. [1]: [30], 288, 239-274 [i.e. 324] p., [34] leaves of plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --18th century., Spiritual life...
Depicts shooting festival held to celebrate the birth of Prince Leopold, son and short-lived heir of Emperor Charles VI
Topics: Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1685-1740, Leopold, Archduke of Austria, 1716-1716, Emblems, Emblem...
Title vignette, engraved (publisher's device)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631
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Signatures: a-c, A-2A
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Tegg, Thomas, bookseller
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Printers' names from t.p. verso
Topics: Conduct of life, Emblems
Issued in 1 volume
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, German, Oratorios
Added engr. t.-p
Topic: Mythology, Greek
Title within an illustrated border; head-pieces; initials
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German
Signatures: A4. Engraved plates not signed
Topics: Emblem books, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Rampazetto, Francesco, fl. 1540-1576, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry), Emblems, Emblems, Italian
Foreword signed: N. von Wehrd
Topic: Christian life
Signatures: )(· *² A-Aaaaa Bbbbb (Bbbbb6 blank)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Bezzi, Giuliano, 1592-1674; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R; Dal Buono, Florian, 1599-1647; Cimatti, Giovanni, printer
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Describes the festivities accompanying the removal of the image of the Madonna del Fuoco to its new chapel
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Emblems, Festivals, Fuoco, Madonna del
83 engraved emblems; engr. allegorical frontispiece
Topics: Meteorology --Early works to 1800., Astrology --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to...
Engraved title-page
Topics: Escorial. Real Biblioteca, Libraries, Library science, Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Thirty-six emblematic engravings, the first signed by Michael Wening after C.A. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials
Topics: Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, 1636-1679 --Death and burial., Emblems --Early works to 1800.,...
The first leaf is blank
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism, Natural history, Industrial arts
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Emblems, Dance of death
Topic: Dance of death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Elger, Willem den, 1679-1703
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Text in Dutch mainly; includes French, Italian and Latin poetry
Topics: Love poetry, Emblems, Love poetry
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Boldoni, Ottavio, Bp. of Teano, 1600-1680; Bianchi, Giovanni Paolo, engr
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Title vignette, illustrations and plates engraved by G. P. Bianchi
Topics: Monti, Cesare, Cardinal, 1593-1650, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Füesslin, Casimir
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Church year meditations, Saints
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633
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[Colophon: Antiverpiae, apvd Henricvm Aertssens]
Topic: Emblems
Place and date of publication from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Emblem books, French
Portrait of Pirckheimer engraved by Albrecht Dürer; plate with his arms engraved by Heinrich Ulrich; table (allegory of Tribulatio, Spes, Tolerantia, Invidia) from a sketch by Dürer
Topic: Virtue
Added t.-p. engr
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Kampen, Geeraard Jansen van, fl. 1564-1589, engraver; Solis, Virgil, 1514-1562, ill; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Title within woodcut borders; most emblems within borders of typographical ornaments; printer's device on t.p., initials, tail pieces
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Horapollo; Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593, ill; Du Pré, Galliot, d. 1561, printer; Ruelle, Jean, d. 1571, printer
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Title within illustrated border; headpiece; initials
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --France --16th century., Emblem books...
Place and date of publication from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719; Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690; Le Clerc, Sébastien, 1637-1714; Bailly, Jacques, 1629-1679; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Kraus, Johanna Sibylla, 1646-1717, engraver; Koppmayer, Jakob, b. 1640, publisher; Liechtenstein, House of, former owner. IU-R
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Text in French and German
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Gobelin tapestry, Tapestries, Emblems, Emblem books, French...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Krauss, Johann Ulrich, 1645-1719; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690; Le Clerc, Sébastien, 1637-1714; Bailly, Jacques, 1629-1679; Research Publications, inc; Yale University. Library
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Added engraved t.p.: Devises pour les tapisseries
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Gobelin tapestry, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662; Venne, Jan Pietersz. van de; Passe, Willem van de; Jode, P. de; Serwouters, P
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Woodcut illustration, including head-piece and initials
Topics: Emblems, Dutch poetry
Eighty-eight copperplates by J. de Zetter, also used in Friedrich, Emblemata nova, 1617
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Signatures: *4, 2*4, A-5E4, 5F2
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650, engraver.; Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640, artist.
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Title-page engraved by Corn. Galle after Rubens.
Topics: Carafa family --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Belgium...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Herrichen, Johann Dietrich; Fridrich, Jacob Andreas, 1684-1751, ill
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Title derived by cataloger from bookseller's description
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
- Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280; Everard, Thomas, 1560-1633
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Spine title: Paradise of the soul
Topics: Virtues, Christian life